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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bergoz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ (height). Cognate with Old Saxon berg (Dutch berg), Old High German berg (German Berg), Old Norse bjarg (Swedish berg), Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌲-; and with Old Irish brigh (mountain), Old Church Slavonic брѣгъ (brěgŭ) (Russian берег (béreg)), Sanskrit  (b'rhant), high).

Pronunciation

Noun

beorg m.

  1. hill, mountain
    Oþ ða beorgas ðe man hæt Alpis. To the mountains that are called the Alps. (Orosius)
  2. mound, heap of stones, barrow
  3. high beach, elevated shore

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative beorg beorgas
accusative beorg beorgas
genitive beorges beorga
dative beorge beorgum


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